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Solved Chatbox and Thread Hack

Post by JCAdmin on September 11th 2014, 5:40 am

Hello. I'm an administrator on an RP forum site[url=narutosaga.com]here[/url]. We were recently hacked by what appears to be someone experienced with their coding. Initially, the perpetrator started a topic two days ago in our advertisement section (which is one of the only sections open for guests to post in) with a highly inappropriate image, breaking the page and removing the moderator options from sight. Using the forum moderator panel, we managed to get rid of the thread and temporarily disabled guest posting options, but it appears as though whoever it is isn't done with us yet.

Today, he went into our chatbox and changed the site background into a repetition of the same inappropriate image, which causes the page to either crash, or freeze up - in the case of freezing up, everything looks broken as well, with the ban, kick and exit options not working. We have now disabled the chatbox, turned off the new member option and banned the multiple accounts we have identified the perpetrator as, but reactivating it still brings up the same issue. Is there a way to fix the chatbox?

Screenshots were not taken in our haste to keep the chatbox disabled, but can be provided if necessary - although ... it is an inappropriate image, so I'm not sure whether posting it up would be wise.

I hope we can receive some help with this.


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Solved Re: Chatbox and Thread Hack

Post by SLGray on September 11th 2014, 9:41 am

Do you mean the member posted the image in the chatbox, or it was add to the chatbox's coding? If it was added to the coding, then this member could have access to the administration panel.


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Solved Re: Chatbox and Thread Hack

Post by Ange Tuteur on September 11th 2014, 2:09 pm

Hello JCAdmin,

Try doing the following :
Administration Panel > General > Messages and emails > Config

  • Disable HTML
  • Disabled BBcode

Then save.

Next reactivate the chatbox and type /cls.

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Solved Re: Chatbox and Thread Hack

Post by JCAdmin on September 14th 2014, 6:13 pm

SLGray - It was probably just added to the chatbox itself, as that was the only thing affected, and when we closed the site joining to admin activation, we didn't have any more issues.

Tried the solution Ange Tuteur provided, it worked! Thank you!

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Solved Re: Chatbox and Thread Hack

Post by SLGray on September 14th 2014, 6:17 pm

Topic solved and archived


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